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iam sick of british roads, every road i go on is the same full of pot holes uneven surfaces know wonder my suspension is knackered.
Does anyoe else think the same?
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I've been moaning about this for years ... in fact my wife is so sick of me moaning about it she tells me to shut up
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Well it is Nov 5th soon.

A big fire (in Westminster) might help remedy the situation.
 
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Damned right!I was out in my spider on Tuesday and they had been patching bits of the road for about a mile and just left the road covered in loose stones with a 20mph limit except all the cars coming towards you seem to be doing about 50

I seem to remember years ago they would repair the road then have a vacuum lorry to suck up all the loose stones,not any more though.

Chipped windscreens and paintwork obviously dont matter much to the local council,I sometimes wonder if its worth the effort trying to keep a nice car on the road.
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You should try driving on the isle of wight! patchwork quilt comes to mind...
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i also find myself looking at the tarmac to avoid potholes instead of ahead of me

some of my mates who dont look out for them go straight over them and the whole car shakes with a loud bang, lovely
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You're quite right, it's downright dangerous, I also find myself looking at the road surface when I should be looking ahead. It's either that or wreck my suspension (faster than it's already being wrecked...)
 
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i know wot you mean, people driving behind me must think iam drunk coz i keep swerving out the way to avoid pot holes
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yeah now that you mention it the roads are pretty rubbish in these parts. Suspicioulsy more noticable since getting a 147.
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The roads are 3rd world "quality" around here too.

I heard a rumour that 60mph single carriageways have legally got to be better maintained than lower speed limit roads.

If that is true, it may explaing the number of 50mph limits that are popping up everywhere.
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I drove along the M25 (between M3 and M40) the other day ... first time since it's all been relayed, so I thought it would be super smooth ... but no, obviously due to bad planning it's already been ripped up and refitted in placed
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Roads are just terrible - when they are patched no effort seems to be made to make it level. Between the roads and speed bumps (sorry, traffic calming) everywhere it's hardly a surprise suspension components need replaced quicker.
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just be glad you don't live in ireland lads, that's all i'm saying lol
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Don't find it a problem tbh.
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You are fortunate then Paul R. A certain manufacturer designed the suspension for one model, for export to the European market, not for the billiard table smooth German roads, but the British patched ones, or so it was reported.:
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just be glad you don't live in ireland lads, that's all i'm saying lol
When I went to Ireland I thought the roads were better than the UK.

And I did drive in some pretty remote areas.
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When I went to Ireland I thought the roads were better than the UK.

And I did drive in some pretty remote areas.
where were you driving? i don't think i've ever heard anyone else compliment the irish roads
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You are fortunate then Paul R. A certain manufacturer designed the suspension for one model, for export to the European market, not for the billiard table smooth German roads, but the British patched ones, or so it was reported.:
Don't get me wrong - the roads are crap but I drive a GTV - a go-cart by any other name. However I do actually enjoy thumping round the B roads of Suffolk and Essex - possibly why my front tyres only last 8k or so. Each bump is a challenge - after a few weeks you find yourself automatically setting yourself up to miss them - if they ever get repaired it throws you out of sync.

I still love driving - potholes and all.
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where were you driving? i don't think i've ever heard anyone else compliment the irish roads
I was staying in Bantry, and driving around the southwest coast.

Another good thing about Irish roads, is they tended to have less traffic on them.
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I was staying in Bantry, and driving around the southwest coast.

Another good thing about Irish roads, is they tended to have less traffic on them.
around cork then i think it is?
haven't eveer been down to cork, one of the few places i haven't been to in eire..
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